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Two Local Peru Nurses Deploy to Oklahoma

Illinois Heartland Red Cross, Volunteer with Client in Shelter, Peru Nurses Deploy to Oklahoma
Two nurses from Peru, Kathleen Koscielski and Nancy Burress, left to join the relief effort.

More than two weeks after devastating tornadoes, the Red Cross continues to help people in Oklahoma by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and emotional support as people begin to recover. Two nurses from Peru, Kathleen Koscielski and Nancy Burress, left to join the relief effort. The nurses will be working in health services. Red Cross health services nurses work with those affected to ensure that they have their medial needs fulfilled.

The Red Cross anticipates that this will be a lengthy response. So far the Red Cross has:

  • Deployed more than 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers to provide shelter, meals and supplies throughout the affected communities in Oklahoma.
  • Served more than 257,000 meals and snacks.
  • Distributed more than 46,000 relief items.
  • Provided more than 12,000 health services and mental health contacts.
  • More than 120 people spent Monday night in shelters in Oklahoma.